The former MI6 Christopher Steele, the British spy, told his Justice Department collaborator Bruce Ohr, that he was absolutely desperate to prevent Trump’s election and would do just about anything on behalf of that mission. Sounds like Mr. Steele has much in common with other high-ups in the FBI. The question is, What if this “retired MI6” operative was also working for his former employers, the United Kingdom, as well? Steele compiled the dossier for Fusion GPS, a Washington research firm tapped by Clinton’s campaign for the White House, and he had no problem in sharing the ‘goods’ with his pals in the British government. 

“Wow! FBI made 11 payments to Fake Dossier’s discredited author, Trump hater Christopher Steele,” President Trump tweeted in April. “The Witch Hunt has been a total fraud on your President and the American people! It was brought to you by Dirty Cops, Crooked Hillary and the DNC.”

You might argue that the Steele dossier was the singular piece of evidence upon which the Russia Collusion House of Cards was built on?!? Let’s just call it a Robert Mueller Friday Night Special⏤of course Mueller himself denies any knowledge or understanding of the facts of his investigation. The question we all need to think about: Is America a sinister place full of elitist cutthroats willing to throw principles of good government under the bus to win at any cost?

Thomas Lipscomb is the founding publisher of Times Books at the New York Times Company and has published many bestsellers. The Panel of Voices for this episode: Ilana Freedman is a veteran intelligence analyst, political commentator and host. Matt King, Independent researcher and a veteran of the US Air Force.

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